Getting injured at a crosswalk happens more often than you may realize, but unlike car
Leaving victims of crosswalk injuries unsure of what to do, what their rights are, and that cause of the accident.
No worries The Brown Firm can answer all of those questions and represent you in your case. Our team is experienced in Personal Injury Accidents included Crosswalk Accidents.
Statistics state that 15 people per day die nationwide from Pedestrian related injuries.
The Brown Firm has been helping accident injury victims with legal help for a combined service of over 30 years.
Common Reasons Crosswalk Accidents Occur
Jaywalking is not mentioned in any of Georgia's pedestrian laws. Therefore, crossing anywhere is most often is legal. Pedestrians need to yield to traffic before crossing, follow signals at intersections crosswalks, and another important rule to follow is to never cross at an intersection diagonally.
Some people are not sure of the crossing signals so to clarify, if the symbol is blinking then you can continue crossing, much like a yellow light when driving, and the cars have to wait for you to finish crossing. This does not mean you can start walking if the signal is already blinking indicating change. Check out 40-6-22. Pedestrian control signals to get a better understanding of the law.
“Jaywalking” is not a legal term and does not appear in the Georgia Code. Even so, people often use “jaywalking” to describe a pedestrian crossing outside of a crosswalk. In fact, crossing the street outside of a crosswalk is perfectly LEGAL in most places, as long as the pedestrians yield to traffic.
Pedestrian accidents are often traumatic because your body can not take the impact of a car hitting it
Injuries are commonly serious if not fatal, here are typical injuries:
As always this is left up to authorities on scene taking the report, evidence collected, attorneys and laws to determine who is at fault.
This is why it is important for you to know what to do if you have been injured as a pedestrian.
Follow these 4 steps:
Even though it seems that the driver is usually at fault for pedestrian injuries and deaths there are preventative measures that you can take as a pedestrian.
Set up a consultation with an experienced attorney at The Brown Firm if you or a loved one have been injured as a pedestrian.
Remember a pedestrian is anyone involved in an automobile accident that was not inside a car. Know your rights and get the best representation in Georgia for Pedestrian Injuries.
Our team works to help Georgia residences get the care they need after being in a personal injury accident.
Don't hesitate to call our Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Atlanta, Athens or Savannah to get a better understanding of what your options are when it comes to dealing with the law.
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